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Ann and Ail, the aliens.
Ann and Ail, the aliens.

The Makaiju arc is an early set of episodes from the anime/manga metaseries known as Sailor Moon. It makes up the first segment of the Sailor Moon R series, and is unique to the anime. This arc was literally filler, made to fill the time while Naoko Takeuchi finished the first series' story arc for the manga. It comprises episodes 47-59 in Japanese, or 41-53 in English, and is named after one of its unique figures, an alien tree. Image File history File links AilAnn. ... Image File history File links AilAnn. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... Manga )   is the Japanese word for comics and print cartoons. ... A metaseries includes series of stories which include references to each other and some overall similar chronological or cast backdrop, but are not similar enough to be considered direct sequels. ... Sailor Moon , officially translated as Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon) is the title of a famous media franchise created by Japanese manga artist Naoko Takeuchi. ... Sailor Moon (in full, 美少女戦士セーラームーン, Bishōjo Senshi SÄ“rā MÅ«n, literally Beautiful young girl soldier Sailor Moon) is the title of the famous series originally authored as a manga by Naoko Takeuchi that resulted in multiple other types of media, including anime, musical theatre, video games and recently tokusatsu... In general, a filler is something that is used to fill gaps. ... Naoko Takeuchi (武内直子 Takeuchi Naoko), born March 15, 1967, is a manga artist who lives in Tokyo, Japan. ...


In these episodes, Usagi Tsukino and her friends are reborn on Earth, having defeated the Dark Kingdom, with their memories of the last year erased. Two new transfer students, Seijūrō and Natsumi, join Usagi's class at Jūban Junor high school. Around the same time, two new enemies appear, calling themselves Ail and Ann. Their mission is to collect energy for the "Makaiju" so that it can continue to thrive and give them regenerative energy. To do this, they drain the life energy of humans by way of creatues known as Cardians. Seeing the danger, Luna reawakens Sailor Moon and the rest of the Sailor Senshi to fight these enemies. Usagi Tsukino ) is the protagonist and title character of the metaseries known as Sailor Moon. ... See also Dark Kingdom (disambiguation) The two leaders of the Dark Kingdom: Queen Metallia possessing Queen Beryls body The Dark Kingdom is an organization of antagonists in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... Artemis, Diana, and Luna in the anime. ... The Sailor Team and Chibichibi. ...


Though the events were never referred to in later episodes, the alien Fiore who appears in the Sailor Moon R movie bears a strong resemblance to Ail and Ann's race. Fiore in his normal alien form. ... Sailor Moon (in full, 美少女戦士セーラームーン, Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn, literally Beautiful young girl soldier Sailor Moon) is the title of the famous series originally authored as a manga by Naoko Takeuchi that resulted in multiple other types of media, including anime, musical theatre, video games and recently tokusatsu...


The two aliens' names, Ail and Ann, combine to sound like the word "alien." In the English-subtitled release by ADV Films, this comparison is taken further when their names are respectively rendered as Ali and En. They have an almost Adam and Eve relationship in that they are the only two of their kind, and may in a sense be considered siblings as well as romantic partners. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... ADV Films logo ADV Films is the home video publication arm of A.D. Vision based in Houston, Texas. ... Michelangelos Creation of Adam, from the Sistine Chapel. ...

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Ail

Ail disguised as Seijūrō.
Ail disguised as Seijūrō.

Ail' (エイル Eiru?, Alan in the English dub and Ali in the ADV release) on the persona of Seijūrō Ginga (銀河 星十郎 Ginga Seijūrō?, Alan Granger in the dub) and lives his with "sister" in Jūban Odyssey Apartments. He develops a crush on Usagi, and constantly tries to win her over, much to Ann's dislike. Image File history File links Ail-hu. ... Image File history File links Ail-hu. ...


In his given name, Seijūrō, the first kanji (sei) means "star," the second (juu) means "ten," and the last (rou) is a counter for sons. Thus, his name means something like "Tenth Son of the Stars." The kanji for his family name, Ginga, means "galaxy."


Ail is voiced by Hikaru Midorikawa, who also voiced Fiore in the Sailormoon R movie. In the English dub, he is voiced by Vince Corazza, who also does the third voice for Tuxedo Mask. Hikaru Midorikawa ) (born May 2, 1968 in Tochigi) is a popular voice actor (seiyÅ«) in Japan. ... Canadian born actor currently residing in Los Angeles, California. ... Mamoru Chiba Mamoru Chiba (地場 衛 Chiba Mamoru) is the only major male human character appearing in the manga and anime known as Sailor Moon. ...

Ann

Ann disguised as Natsumi.
Ann disguised as Natsumi.

Ann (アン An?, name unchanged in the dub, En in the ADV release) takes on the persona of Natsumi Ginga (銀河 夏美 Ginga Natsumi?, Ann Granger in the dub) and lives her with "brother" in Jūban Odyssey Apartments. She develops a crush on Mamoru, and constantly tries to win him over, much to Ail's (and Usagi's) dislike. Image File history File links Ann-hu. ... Image File history File links Ann-hu. ...


In her given name, Natsumi, the first kanji (natsu) means "summer," and the second (mi) means "beauty." The kanji for her family name, Ginga, means "galaxy."


Ann is voiced by Yumi Touma, who also provides the voice of the Kisenian Flower for the Sailor Moon R movie.[1] In the English dub, she is voiced by Sabrina Grdevich. Yumi Touma (冬馬 由美 Tōma Yumi, born December 20, 1966) is a seiyū and J-pop singer who was born in Chiba. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sabrina Grdevich is a Canadian actress born in 1971. ...

Makaiju

The Makaiju.
The Makaiju.

The Makaiju (魔界樹? Hell Tree, Doom Tree in the dub and subtitles) itself is an alien tree that nourishes Ail and Ann, but has become unhealthy and requires energy to stay alive. For some time they supply it with human energy, but eventually it stops working. Image File history File links Makaiju. ... Image File history File links Makaiju. ...

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details about the Sailor Moon anime follow.

When the aliens try to give Usagi to it as an offering (as it seems to greatly like her energy), it becomes angered and started to injure those around it. This eyecatch illustrates Sailor Moons bright visual style. ...


It did not stop until its alien children realize love. The tree tells its story to Sailor Moon, saying that it once had many children to whom it would give energy, but eventually they became greedy and began to fight over the power. The English dub, however, changed the tale by claiming that "evil forces" were responsible for corrupting the tree and its children into servants of the "Negaverse" (collective name for all villains in the dub). Usagi Tsukino ) is the protagonist and title character of the metaseries known as Sailor Moon. ...


In the end, there were only two left, two small children with whom the tree fled into space. It was now weak and needed the energy of love to survive. Sailor Moon uses her power to purify the tree, and it disappears. When Ail and Ann reunite, a small sapling appears to them; the tree has been reborn and they are given a chance to start over.

Spoilers end here.

The Makaiju was voiced in Japanese by Taeko Nakanishi. In the English dub it was voiced by Liz Hannah. Taeko Nakanishi ) (born March 11, 1931) is a veteran seiyū who works for Aoni Production. ...


References

  1. ^ Doi, Hitoshi. Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon. Retrieved on October 6, 2006.

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Dark Kingdom (Shitennou/Generals)
Makaiju aliens | Black Moon Clan (Ayakashi Sisters)
Death Busters (Witches 5)
Dead Moon Circus (Amazon Trio, Amazoness Quartet)
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Gems Ablaze : Characters - Makaiju (508 words)
Ail is one of the aliens born from Makaiju and surviving the fall of his people.
Ann is the only other alien born from Makaiju to survive the fall of her empire.
Makaiju is the tree that bore all life forms for his empire.
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The Makaiju (or Doom Tree) arc of Sailor Moon R is unique to the anime.
The Makaiju (literally Hell Tree, known as Doom Tree in the dub) was an alien tree that came to earth with two humanoid aliens, Ail (Alan) and En (Ann).
The English dub of the Makaiju was voiced by Liz Hannah.
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